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Handbook of Beach and Shoreface Morphodynamics

By: Andrew Short
480 pages, 49 photos, 153 illus
Handbook of Beach and Shoreface Morphodynamics
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  • Handbook of Beach and Shoreface Morphodynamics ISBN: 9780471965701 Hardback Oct 1999 Usually dispatched within 4 days
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About this book

Covers beach-dune interactions, beach-type management, large-scale coastal behaviour, and the human dimension of beach hazards.

Contents

BEACH SYSTEMS: DEFINITION AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE. Beaches (A. Short). Global Variation in Beach Systems (A. Short). BEACH MORPHODYNAMICS. The Shoreface (P. Cowell, et al.). The Surf Zone (T. Aagaard & G. Masselink). The Beachface (M. Hughes & I. Turner). The Beach Backshore and Beyond (P. Hesp). BEACH TYPES AND APPLICATIONS. Wave-Dominated Beaches (A. Short). The Effect of Tides on Beach Morphodynamics (G. Masselink & I. Turner). Embayed and Structurally Controlled Beaches (A. Short & G. Masselink). BEACH SYSTEMS AND IMPACTS. Beach Modification: Natural Impacts on Beach Morphodynamics (A. Short). Beach Ecology (A. Short & P. Hesp). Beach and Dune Stratification (A. Short & P. Hesp). Beach Hazards and Safety (A. Short). LARGE SCALE BEACH BEHAVIOUR. Barrier Morphodynamics (P. Hesp & A. Short). References. Indexes.

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By: Andrew Short
480 pages, 49 photos, 153 illus
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It provides an excellent overview of many aspects of beach geography...The book is a hugely successful and interesting product which deserves to run to several edition. (Progress in Physical Geography, Vol.25 No.4, 2001) "...a deep and well researched account of beach morphodynamics and coastal evolution..." (Ocean Challenge)
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